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Contributions of the Environmental Non Governmental Organisations and international law on climate change

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 1287-1293

Keywords : NGO; climate change; international law.;

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This study aims at finding out how Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) perceive this issue and what roles they play in the fight against this phenomenon and in its formation in order to contribute to this domain and analyse contributions of Non Governmental Organisations to the international law on climate change. Results show that consequences of climate changeare visible and real. Thus, NGOs such as Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, World Wild Funds (WWF), World Watch Institute (WWI) and Sierra Club emerged in the mode of the international law, bringing an effective participation in international negotiations by cooperating with States and by sensitizing citizens and political decision-makers. For this purpose, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in 1992 and the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 as well as several other multilateral treaties during different Conventions of Parties (COP). However, this struggle is opposed by industrialists and other States that protect their short-term interests and support the idea that climate change mightnot exist or climatic change is not due to men, but rather to natural phenomena. That is why NGOs have to actively play their role of pressure to call out to decision makers and populations on consequences of the climate change so that we can attenuate this phenomenon because the more we are doing nothing today, the more difficult it will be to avoid the consequences tomorrow.

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